News Interest Index, October 2003

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G_FAMILY

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with: Allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry would undermine the traditional American family. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Somewhat agree
  3) Somewhat disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  5) Mixed opinion
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 40% 40%
Somewhat agree 15.6% 55.6%
Somewhat disagree 15% 70.6%
Completely disagree 23.9% 94.5%
Mixed opinion 1.9% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 99.9%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 27.2% 31.7% 43.2% 48.0% 42.0% 42.9% 39.8%
Somewhat agree 25.4% 18.7% 15.9% 12.8% 13.1% 10.7% 15.8%
Somewhat disagree 17.5% 15.1% 15.3% 14.6% 13.1% 15.0% 15.1%
Completely disagree 26.6% 28.8% 21.3% 19.8% 26.5% 23.1% 24.0%
Mixed opinion 1.5% 1.7% 1.8% 1.8% 1.2% 2.7% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 3.9% 2.5% 3.0% 4.2% 5.7% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Completely agree 61.2% 48.0% 37.6% 32.2% 30.2% 22.5% 40.2%
Somewhat agree 7.3% 15.2% 18.5% 16.9% 21.2% 15.2% 15.8%
Somewhat disagree 6.3% 14.1% 18.8% 20.1% 16.7% 13.4% 15.2%
Completely disagree 20.1% 17.7% 20.8% 26.1% 26.0% 44.6% 23.9%
Mixed opinion 1.5% 2.7% 1.8% 1.9% 1.6% 1.3% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 2.3% 2.5% 2.9% 4.2% 3.0% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Completely agree 38.1% 47.8% 36.9% 38.2% 27.0% 40.0%
Somewhat agree 14.5% 13.0% 18.9% 16.1% 16.2% 15.7%
Somewhat disagree 16.9% 11.6% 16.9% 17.2% 14.0% 15.0%
Completely disagree 22.0% 21.4% 22.3% 25.9% 37.4% 23.9%
Mixed opinion 2.4% 2.3% 1.4% 1.1% 3.2% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 3.8% 3.5% 1.5% 2.3% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 40.8% 39.3% 40.0%
Somewhat agree 16.8% 14.6% 15.6%
Somewhat disagree 14.6% 15.4% 15.1%
Completely disagree 23.2% 24.6% 23.9%
Mixed opinion 1.3% 2.4% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.6% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 54.8% 32.8% 33.6% 40.0%
Somewhat agree 16.8% 14.9% 16.6% 16.1%
Somewhat disagree 11.1% 17.6% 17.1% 15.4%
Completely disagree 14.3% 29.5% 27.5% 24.0%
Mixed opinion 1.4% 1.8% 2.1% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 3.3% 3.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 43.0% 31.7% 30.1% 39.9%
Somewhat agree 15.2% 18.7% 16.7% 15.8%
Somewhat disagree 13.9% 14.4% 20.7% 15.0%
Completely disagree 23.3% 25.7% 26.3% 24.0%
Mixed opinion 1.3% 4.9% 2.8% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 4.6% 3.5% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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